Sawyer Sweeten Mourned: TV Dad Ray Romano's 'Heart Breaks' for 'a Wonderful and Sweet Kid'

Following his suicide at the age of 19, Sawyer Sweeten’s family and Everybody Loves Raymond costars have spoken out about the loss.

“I’m shocked and terribly saddened by the news about Sawyer,” said Sweeten’s TV dad, Ray Romano, in a statement released to PEOPLE. “He was a wonderful and sweet kid to be around. Just a great energy whenever he was there. My heart breaks for him, his family and his friends during this very difficult time.”

Everybody Loves Raymond Star Sawyer Sweeten Dead at Age 19: Reports

Brooke Shields Sports Mullet & Ink for The Middle

What do you need to play the neighbor from hell?

How about garish swimsuit, a mullet haircut, ink, belly-button ring, an unseasonable tan and an antagonistic attitude.

Brooke Shields, playing trashy neighbor Rita Glossner, had them all in spades – not to mention that at 5’11” she towers over the ABC sitcom’s leading lady, Patricia Heaton – on Wednesday night’s episode of The Middle.

POLL: Who Should Play Sarah Palin Onscreen?

After Sarah Palin’s much-remarked-upon appearance Wednesday at the Republican National Convention, imaginations have run wild on who might play her should a TV movie be made about her life.

Among the possibilities (one of whom is a noted liberal Democrat, while another leans more along the lines of the Alaska governor herself) are these notable working moms: Annette Bening, Tina Fey and Patricia Heaton.

Who gets your vote?

Patricia Heaton on raising four boys

Patriciaheaton_139761_cbbOn Everbody Loves Raymond and on her upcoming FOX comedy Back to You, Patricia Heaton’s characters have daughters – a refreshing departure for the 49-year-old with four sons at home.

Dayna Devon opens up about her tummy tuck

Daynadevon_0290_cbb_2As anyone who ever had ‘two kids under two’ knows, back-to-back pregnancies take a huge toll on your body, and – as mom to Emmi Reese, who just turned 2 last Sunday, and 8-month-old Cole BrentDayna Devon knows the conseq

Patricia Heaton and family at Simpsons premiere

Actress Patricia Heaton, 49, and her husband David Hunt brought their four sons – Sam, 14, John Basil, 12, Joseph Charles, 10, and Daniel Patrick, 8 – to the premiere of The Simpsons Movie on Tuesday evening.

Patricia Heaton snoops on son's emails

Everybody Loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton admitted that she keeps tabs on her oldest son, Sam, 13, by reading his email and text messages. 

Patricia Heaton Eyes Daytime Talk Show

Patricia Heaton could go the Kelly Ripa route and become the next sitcom star to host a daytime talk show.

The Everybody Loves Raymond Emmy winner, 48, is currently discussing just such a show with Buena Vista Television, which is aiming to bring the project to fruition in fall 2007, says the Hollywood Reporter. The program is described as a multi-hosted show in the style of The View.

Buena Vista is part of Disney, which is also producing Heaton’s untitled comedy pilot for next season to air on company-owned network ABC.

Lindsay & Wilmer's Ex Games

What to do when your ex is in the club and you want to act like you just don’t care? If you’re Lindsay Lohan and Wilmer Valderrama, who separately hit New York City hot spot Suede recently, you dance around the issue – literally. “Lindsay got there, had her energy drink, and all of a sudden they started glaring at each other. And they get up and start dancing,” a source at the club tells us. “Then they were dancing on top of the banquettes, and then Wilmer does this almost Michael Jackson impression on the dance floor! It was like a scene out of a comedy movie.